The Government’s Kickstart Scheme provided funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
Alice House took part in this scheme and has given placements to 87 young people since April 2021. Each of these people were given a 25 hour per week, 6 month placement in a particular area of the Hospice. Placement holders all took part in a Workplace Skills course, provided by Orangebox Training and were mentored in their roles by Hospice staff.
It is said that the kitchen is the ‘heart of the home’ and the Catering Team here at Alice House work diligently to ensure the Hospice’s heart keeps beating.
The result may be a Victoria sponge cake or a tasty steak pie, but the main ingredient is always love.
Registered Nurse, Sam Dale has worked at Alice House throughout the entire Covid-19 pandemic. This is her story...
“The pandemic massively affected work at the Hospice. We had to work in a situation no-one knew anything about and both the staff and patients were scared.
I first started at Alice House Hospice as a Volunteer back in 2016 and after six months I was offered a permanent job!
Since then I have worked behind reception, alongside the Fundraising Team and now as a Digital Communications Assistant; this means I am the face behind the Hospice social media!